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Climate change gets more funding than food security in Pacific

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6:22 pm GMT+12, 17/05/2014, Ethiopia

Reports by PACNEWS Journalist, Pita Ligaiula in Addis Ababa

Climate Change in the Pacific receives more funding from donors than food security, according to a regional government official.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)’s Food Security Technical officer, Gibson Susumu said there is a need for climate change and food security to be given same priority in terms of funding.

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Technical paper: The risk of disaster-induced displacement - South Pacific island states

A new paper aims to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in 21 island states in the South Pacific to guide development and preparedness planning.

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Samoa + 1 other
NGOs working to provide clean water in Samoa following cyclone Evan

Posted at 22:36 on 18 December, 2012 UTC

Ensuring those families that have been displaced by Cyclone Evan stay healthy, is being seen as crucial over the coming days as Samoa deals with the cyclone’s aftermath.

Read the story on Radio New Zealand Int'l

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Samoa + 2 others
Two killed as tropical Cyclone Evan hits Samoa

Two people have been confirmed dead as Cyclone Evan causes widespread destruction around the Samoan capital of Apia. It is understood most of the roads out of Apia are now cut off, with all of the rivers flooded in the region the storm made landfall earlier today. The category-two storm is generating winds of more than 110 kilometres per hour at its centre. Storm and flood warnings have been issued, with forecasts that it will cause a sea surge of more than three metres along the Samoan coast.

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Samoa + 2 others
Samoa warned to prepare for cyclone Evan’s return

Posted at 20:09 on 13 December, 2012 UTC

The head of disaster managament in Samoa says people need to be prepared for Tropical Cyclone Evan hit again later this morning.

Early this morning, Evan was moving west northwest and was about 30 kilometres northeast of Apia. It is turning southwest and intensifying.

Cyclone Evan has already caused widespread damage, after making landfall in the capital, Apia, yesterday.

Three deaths have been reported by overseas media, but there has been no official confirmation.

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The Pacific Environment and Climate Change Outlook

Food, Water and Livelihoods in Pacific Islands under Increasing Threat from Climate Change

Invasive Species, Waste, and Extreme Weather Events among Key Challenges

Doha (Qatar), 4 December 2012 – Island communities in the Pacific Ocean are facing unprecedented challenges to their economies and environment from the impacts of climate change, according to a new report released at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar.

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Pacific Region: Average seasonal rainfall and ICU precipitation predictions for Sep-Oct-Nov 2012

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The top map shows the average daily rainfall in mm/day for the months of Sep-Nov over the 25 year period: 1979-2003. The map below shows the currently predicted rainfall anomaly for Sep-Nov 2012 (Island Climate Update ICU #144)

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Pacific Region - El Niño average seasonal rainfall compared to long term seasonal average for 1979-2003, actual and relative (Sep-Oct-Nov | Dec-Jan-Feb)

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The maps opposite show rainfall patterns for Sep-Oct-Nov (southern hemisphere spring) and for Dec-Jan-Feb (southern hemisphere winter) generated from a merged analysis of precipitation from 1979 to 2003.
The top row shows the average daily rainfall that prevails for the given period and ENSO conditions. Darker colors indicate more rain.

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American Samoa declared 'tsunami ready'

American Samoa has been declared 'tsunami ready' by the US Emergency Management Agency, FEMA.

Audio: American Samoa rebounds, learns lessons from tsunami

Updated 1 October 2012, 14:53 AEST

The announcement coincides with the third anniversary of the 2009 tsunami that killed 34 people and caused millions of dollars of damage.

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OCHA Offices in Asia-Pacific - Regional Reference map issued 01 September 2012

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Pacific needs more disaster management training

Updated 20 September 2012, 12:17 AEST

More disaster management training throughout the Pacific Islands is one of the recommendations of a report launched this week.

Pacific needs more disaster management training (Credit: ABC)

In the last decade almost one million people have been killed by disasters and more than one trillion dollars have been lost worldwide

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Pacific Region - Historical storm tracks for the months Nov-Apr for 1956-2009 for different ENSO conditions South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season (Nov-Dec-Jan-Feb-Mar-Apr )

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The maps show historical storm tracks from 1956-2009 for the months of the southern hemisphere cyclone season (Nov-Apr). Storms that formed during El Niño, La Niña and ENSO Neutral conditions are differentiated to reveal patterns which demonstrate how the El Niño / Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and cyclonic activity are linked.

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Piloting a Disaster Response Facility

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

During the 10th replenishment of the Asian Development Fund (ADF XI), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and ADF donors agreed to pilot the Disaster Response Facility (DRF) in the ADF XI period, 2013–2016. ADB will report on the implementation progress of the DRF at the ADF XI midterm review, and discuss the future of the DRF with the ADB Board of Directors and ADF donors at the ADF XII negotiations.

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Samoa + 1 other
The Samoas suffering the effects of drought

Like so many countries across the region the Samoas are suffering the effects of drought.

This is one of the main stories making news in both Samoa and neighbouring American Samoa.

Also today we'll discuss White Sunday and controversy continues for the Samoa Rugby Union.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Speaker: American Samoan journalist, Monica Miller

Listen: Windows Media

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China + 43 others
Population Density of Asia-Pacific: Regional Reference Map issued 01 Jan 2008

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Indonesia + 44 others
Tectonic Plates and Faults in Asia Pacific - Regional Hazard Map issued 01 Jun 2011

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